Chagala, Chāgala: 7 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Chhagala.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Google Books: Cultural History from the Vāyu Purāna

Chagala (छगल)—Recommended for the offering of its flesh in śrāddha.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Chagala (छगल).—(Chagalas); one of the sixteen classes of Piśācas.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 376.

1b) A son of Mundīśara avatār of the Lord.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 211.

2) Chāgala (छागल).—A peak on the top of the Himalayas where Śveta the sage-lord appeared with four disciples in the Vārāha kalpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 116.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Chagala (छगल).—

1) A goat.

2) Name of the sage Atri.

3) Name of a country.

-lā, -lī A she-goat.

-lam A blue cloth.

Derivable forms: chagalaḥ (छगलः).

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Chāgala (छागल).—a. (- f.) Coming from or relating to a goat.

-laḥ A goat.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Chagala (छगल).—m.

(-laḥ) A goat. f. (-lā-lī) A she goat. 2. A kind of convolvulus (C. aegenteus,) or more probably (C. pes-capræ;) see ṛkṣagandhā. n.

(-laṃ) Blue cloth or garment. E. cho to cut or tear, Unadi affixes kalac and guk, or ga substituted for ka, hrasvaśca .

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Chāgala (छागल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. A goat: see chagala; also with kan added chāgalaka. 2. A proper name, the son of Ch'Hagala or Atri. E. chagala, and aṇ affix; also with aff. chāgali or kan added chāgalaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Chagala (छगल):—[from chaga] a m. idem, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā v, 6, 22, 1; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] ([Pāṇini 4-1, 117]) Name of a muni, [Vāyu-purāṇa i, 23, 198]

3) [v.s. ...] of a locality [gana] takṣaśilādi

4) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a family, [Pravara texts iii, i]

5) [v.s. ...] n. blue cloth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) Chagalā (छगला):—[from chagala > chaga] f. Name of a woman [gana] bahv-adi; = lāntrikā, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Chagala (छगल):—b etc. See chaga.

8) Chāgala (छागल):—[from chāga] a mfn. coming from a goat (chagala) or she-goat, [Suśruta; Kathāsaritsāgara lxxxii]

9) [v.s. ...] born in Chagala [gana] takhṣaśilādi (not in [Kāśikā-vṛtti])

10) [v.s. ...] m. a goat, [Harivaṃśa 3275; Rāmāyaṇa vi; Pañcatantra; Kathāsaritsāgara cxxi]

11) [v.s. ...] = laka, [Horace H. Wilson]

12) [v.s. ...] [patronymic] [from] Chagala (if of Atri’s family), [Pāṇini 4-1, 117]

13) [v.s. ...] Name of a mountain, [Vāyu-purāṇa i, 23, 108.]

14) b etc. See chāga.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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